BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
This year is the 40th anniversary of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. This means itís time for the re-release of the Blu-ray and the brief return to theaters that the film gets about every five years at this point. But this time: new animation!
Simon Pegg is granted powers by snarky Monty Python aliens toying with him in Absolutely Anything, and the results are hilarious.
Assuming you guys arenít getting your geek on in a completely different way at this yearís Comic-Con, Monty Python Live (mostly) should be the only thing youíre looking forward to doing this week, and here are five reasons why you need to gather a group of your closest Gumbys and see it while you still can!
Picturehouse Entertainment has made a deal that will broadcast The Last Night of Monty Python live to theaters around the world on July 20th. Though Monty Python's surviving members (John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin) have appeared on stage together a handful of times since their movies and show wrapped, this event is being billed as their last hoorah, a bittersweet farewell that is sure to be the most bonkers goodbye ever.
The show, which was called Monty Python Live (Mostly) in a press release (via THR), will of course contain some of the material that has made the group so memorable over the past 45 years. John Cleese, often the least willing to resort to reunion opportunities, is sure theyíll perform the infamous Dead Parrot sketch, as well as the Crunchy Frog sketch, but they want to throw a curveball at fans.
Anything would follow a teacher who suddenly discovers he can make anything happen with the simple wave of his hand. How does he handle this newfound God-like ability? Since itís a Python comedy, Iím willing to bet that things donít work in the teacherís favor Ö at least, at the onset.
Suitably Surreal Trailer For A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman
While not a Monty Python movie, A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman might be the next best thing. Based on Chapman's memoir of the same name (well, subtract the subheading and add "Volume VI"), the film adaptation of 'the dead one's' life is being billed as a 3D animation epic and is scheduled to make its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival
Chapman was one of the most pivotal pieces in the Python circus, you probably know him best as King Arthur in Holy Grail. But death is no obstacle to the Pythons, and more than twenty years after Grahamís departure from planet Earth heís getting the gang back together for a new movieÖ sort of.